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The Economist Book of Business Quotations by Bill Ridgers

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“Wealth

Believe not much them that seem to despise riches, for they despise them that despair of them.

Francis Bacon, philosopher (1561–1626), Of Riches

If I was as rich as Rockefeller I’d be richer than Rockefeller, because I’d do a bit of window cleaning on the side.

Ronnie Barker, comedian (1929–2005)

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.

The Bible, Ecclesiastes 5:10

I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.

Robert Bosch, industrialist (1861–1942)

I don’t have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim cheques on society. It is like I have these little pieces ...

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